Update 11:20 p.m Harborview Medical Center has officially identified the bicyclist killed in Wednesday morning’s accident. He was 39-year-old Kevin Black of Ballard, father of two little girls and an avid cyclist.
People are stopping by a memorial along 24th Ave near 65th St. to pay their respects. “I would just like to say that he was a magnificent person and a real jewel to this community,” explains one person who knew the victim. “I am devastated by his loss. I just want everyone in Ballard to keep his family in your thoughts and I hope his memory lives on in his friends and this community.”
As member of the Alki-Rubicon racing team, Black was well-known in the local cycling community. “Kevin was a great friend and father. He will be missed. This is a really dark day for the Seattle racing community,” said one fellow cyclist on BikeHugger.com. Black worked as a molecular neurobiologist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute based at the University of Washington. Please post your condolences to family, friends and co-workers below, and we’ll update you with information about a memorial service, if it’s made available.